Hey 2012 SNMP probe don’t give me a leading dot..

28 Mar

Quick post. I am now rewriting all the old 2007 SNMP management packs to the new 2012 SNMP modules. After a lot of text replacing and solving build errors I had a 2012 version of my SNMP management pack. After importing it into my lab I noticed nothing happened. So I started WFAnalyzer (special scom 2012 version , the 2007 version will not work) and noticed that the discovery’s where running but the matches didn’t match any OID. Hmmm… that is strange the MP worked perfectly in SCOM 2007. So I looked at the trace output and …


.. what did you noticed at the picture ? Yes a leading dot! So it seems the new 2012 SNMP module (System.NetworkManagement.SnmpProbe) gives you as a bonus an extra dot .. Knipogende emoticon

So also change any REGEX match to solve this extra dot.  ^(.1\.3\.6\.1\.4\.1\.(.+))$

Just you know.


Happy scomming.

Michel Kamp


6 Responses to “Hey 2012 SNMP probe don’t give me a leading dot..”

  1. joey June 28, 2012 at 18:15 #

    and where did this magical WFAnalyzer 2012 edition come from?

    • Michel Kamp June 28, 2012 at 20:43 #

      Hi thats one of the goodies you have access to when you are mvp and TAP customer. But i have good news it is comming verry soon for the public with the VSAE.

      • joey June 28, 2012 at 21:09 #

        I have never used the tool so I apologize if this is a basic question. Do you know if the WFAnalyzer tool would have visibility into SNMP Traps? We have been trying to troubleshoot why we cant see SNMP Traps with SCOM 2012. We are hoping the Analyzer will provide some sort of insight

      • Michel Kamp June 28, 2012 at 21:20 #

        Yes you can. You can also use WMI for it. Use the wbemtest tool for it and setup a sink for the trap provider. Besure that the scom agent isn’t running otherwise it will block the snmp trap receiving port. OR you can use the free solarwinds snmp viewer and select the trap receiver.

        Also be aware that snmp changed in om12.

        Good luck.

        Verzonden met mijn Windows Phone

      • D Murphy June 28, 2012 at 23:02 #

        Michel, can you expound on WBEM on how to sink for the trap provider? I am familiar with querying wmi in general but this procedure doesn’t ring a bell for me. Thanks.

      • Michel Kamp July 2, 2012 at 19:56 #

        Hi, i just published a post on how to do this. Please comment on this blog if you liked it.


        Verzonden met mijn Windows Phone

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